Attempting to read the lengthy, redundant and convoluted email, I was thoroughly confused. Poor email communication does not encourage excellence at Auburn University. Aside from the grammatical errors, I have some concerns about the new parking policy.
irst, why are the cost of permits astronomically increasing? With the rezoning, the exact same C Zone parking space I have parked in all year will cost me $160 instead of $30. That’s an increase of 533 percent.
Instead of “Proximate Commuter,” PC Zone should be redefined to “Pricey Commuter.”
Yes, the 1700 wealthy and lucky people with a PC Zone pass will fight over 1500 “guaranteed” parking spaces. Oh, and the lottery losers can just drive to campus, park in the old RO Zone north of West Thach and use a new bike share program to bike to class. Brilliant.
Virtually every student at Auburn University would agree that the parking system is broken. However, increased fees and flawed policy is not the solution. Auburn needs to build more parking facilities.
In the meantime, parking lots should be on a first-come first-serve basis. After deciphering the poorly written email, the new parking policy is a disaster. It doesn’t even address the problem of pick-up and drop-off in the Quad area of campus.
Parking Services needs to solve problems, create a policy that will actually work and inform the student body in a clear and concise email.
junior, mechanical engineering